ERIC Number: ED311548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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In Search of Critical Skills for Beginning Principals.
Daresh, John C.; Playko, Marsha A.
In this paper critical skills needed by beginning principals are identified in order to guide mentors as they support and assist novice principals by indicating effective ways of dealing with critical responsibilities. A review of related literature and research-based information is presented followed by a description of the study. Findings were derived as the result of the use of the Delphi Technique with a group of 20 selected superintendents across the state of Ohio during 1989. Individuals were asked to identify the types of activities that they believed should be addressed by first-year principals. Skills identified were in three major areas: socialization in the field of administration in general, technical skills, and role-clarification skills. Of these three, the most important skills were related to the ability to engage in personal role-clarification by beginning administrators. Least important, as a group, were technical skills. Two lists of skills selected by the superintendents are appended. (10 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio